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Transit is one of the most popular navigation apps in the iOS App Store, and today it landed in Google Play. With support for 43 cities, the app prides itself on beautifully displaying public transit routes and getting you where you need to go.

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Google Play is home to a ton of Android apps, but sometimes it can be hard to find the truly great ones. In what it’s calling the “Beautiful Design” Google Play collection, Google has complied a list of some of the most gorgeous Android apps out there.

“Attention to detail makes an app truly beautiful: transitions are fast and clear, layout and typography are crisp and meaningful, and design touches that delight you in surprising ways are sprinkled throughout.” There are 13 apps in the list, and Google plans to refresh the lineup and make new additions in the future.

You can find more info about which apps made the cut at the source link below.

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While alternate RSS services have started popping up left and right in the wake of Google Reader’s death sentence, the strongest contender so far is certainly Feedly. In a few months, the service already has 12 million users and a pretty sophisticated platform.

Today Feedly officially turned on its own cloud sync, effectively cutting ties from Google Reader for good. The web app has also been redesigned to adapt to multiple browsers on different screen sizes without the need for a plugin.

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Google has released its stock virtual keyboard layout as a separate download in Google Play. Aptly named “Google Keyboard,” the download brings everything from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, like dictation and gesture-based typing. The same typing experience you get on a Nexus device is now available for nearly all Android smartphone and tablets.

You can use gestures to type with a dynamic floating preview. There is voice dictation, autocompletion and suggestions, multiple layouts, and support for 26 languages. You can download Google Keyboard now for free in Google Play.

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Pandora has finally updated its mobile apps and website to let you connect with Facebook’s “Open Graph.” This means that you can now flip a toggle and share everything you listen to on Facebook. What you listen to is collected under the music section of your profile. Services like Spotify and Rdio have had this ability for awhile.

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